This bizarre birdAn animal that has wings and is covered with feathers. Birds have a backbone, are warm-blooded, produce young from eggs, and walk on their two legs. Most can fly. gets its name from the cowl of feathers behind its head, which look like the cloak of a capuchin monk. Another name for this feathered friend is “calfbird” because of the mooing sound a male makes.
The male capuchinbird “moos” to get a female’s attention. He has another trick to catch her eye, too! As he makes his long mooing call, bright orange, curly feathers pop out near his tail. They look a bit like cheese puffs! Some people call them taillights, because they really do get attention—hopefully of a friendly female capuchinbird.